Friday, April 7, 2017

More Scots Covenanteers for The Pikeman's Lament

With those couple of Jet Bikes out of the way, I’ve returned to finishing up a few more English Civil War units for The Pikeman’s Lament. – starting with the Scots Covenanters (mostly because they had the fewest to do).

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

The lot of them… mostly from Dixon Miniatures.

Dismounted Covenanter Horse – from Dixon Miniatures. Four of these are entirely freshly painted. A fifth one I did a bit of repainting on. These will most likely be fielded as a “Forlorn Hope” in The Pikeman’s Lament.

A unit of Shot completed with the addition of the Dixon Miniatures. Others in this unit that were already done are from The Assault Group.

A not-so-completed unit of Pike… (figures from Renegade Miniatures, Dixon Miniatures, and The Assault Group). I don’t know what happened here – the whole purpose of the order to Dixon Miniatures was to order EIGHT Covenanter shot and SEVEN Covenanter pike to finish these two units, so I’d have two complete units of shot and two complete units of pike… Then somehow I didn’t end up ordering enough Covenanter pike!? GAH!?

I need to swap out the skinnier pikes on the older figures... but as the unit is not yet complete I wasn't feeling a huge rush to do so... 

Covenanter Casualties. One is from Dixon Miniatures, the other is from Perry Miniatures - neither were specifically Covenanter casualty figures – I just painted them that way…

The entire Covenanter force (so far). With two units of shot, a unit of pike, and a Forlorn Hope, I have only 18 points… Well, it’s enough to get started. As I did in the First Game of The Pikeman’s Lament, I could always add elements from the Covenanter DBA army - Including additional units of Pike and Shot, the Cavalry I used in the  First Game of The Pikeman’s Lament, and a small artillery piece.

I should probably get a picture of the complete DBA army at some point – as a few more elements of Horse have been completed since that last post.

I also finished up a cavalry casualty... I guess it could be a Scot... figure from Perry Miniatures.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Jet Bike Racing?
Rick’s Lost in Space Robot?
More Pikeman’s Lament?
Micro Sci-Fi (wait… WHAT!?) 


  1. Wonderful additions Tim, outstanding job on the faces, they look so living...well, except for the casualies, of course! Excellent work!

  2. Great looking covenanters, I always think of Dixon as being small and TAG being about mid size with Renegade being on the large size but I can't see the difference in the group shot, looking good just waiting for that lost pikemen to turn up!
    Best Iain

    1. Iain, I find the Renegade figures HUGE but they fit in nicely with my predominantly Redoubt ECW collection.

    2. I think the Renegade are pretty huge. It's probably only because i've taken the picture from slightly above and the resulting foreshortening makes it harder to notice the difference. For what it's worth, though, this is the angle that figures are most often viewed by the players, which is why I don't get so anxious about different sized guys...

    3. In the picture with the pikemen, what i notice most is that the Renegade figures are carrying pikes that are noticeably skinnier.